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Mike Feldman (MikeF) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale SE USA
About Me Try to backpack couple plus weeks a year, LW w/trips in Alabama, Georgia, NC/SC/TN, like to do John Muir trail in CA next year. Recently retired from U.S. Probation, do a little contract work, volunteer, and semi pro musician..I enjoy hiking, backpack trips, and with my wife, a periodic car camping trip..

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Try easy DIY
The lightest and hands down lightest well padded camp sandals you can make yourself in less than 10 minutes with a couple strips of duct tape and blue 1/2 inch thick CCF from Walmart.. I have size ...

In GEAR » lightest camp shoes
June 17, 6:03am

New gear
Caldera Tri Ti with EV wide mouth 600 ml pot, to use with esbit and in case of out of fuel, fire. Also Borah Argon bivy....

In GEAR » Cant wait for new gear!
June 13, 9:12am

To bivy or not to bivy?
My last Sierra trip in Sept 2013 part of SHR used a Borah Cuben bivy side zip with a Z Hexamid solo plus tarp..I could have skipped the bivy but it did provide a few more degrees of warmth. Bugs we...

In GEAR » About to order Borah CF bivy to pair with tarp for JMT/SHR: questions and expectations
June 13, 9:07am

If ya like wetouts and delamination get a precip
Dropped mine off at Goodwill, replaced with $15 Froggs Toogs, and or $0.99 Wallymart rain poncho...

In GEAR » Rain Jacket Help: Precip or Helium
May 21, 6:31am

Wow great price

In Gear Swap » FS: Z-Packs Hexamid Solo-Plus Cuben Fiber Tent
May 09, 5:59am

Stratospire 1 comes to mind
If your considering a TT Notch might also consider the Stratospire 1.. The 2 vestibules are huge, yes bigger footprint, it's heavier, but but....Easy to put up correcty..

In GEAR » 1 person dual wall tent
April 25, 2:09pm

1 ounce 1/2 inch thick easy DIY camp shoes
Lauren, have fun great list...Will be in CA in Sierras early August, here n there on trail and off trail.... Have gone thru the need for camp shoes, and only way to bring them for me is no more...

In Gear Lists » PCT gear list
April 22, 8:41am

Dog likes the Hexamid solo plus
Take my 80 pound Boxer on trips and use Solo Plus Hexamid with screen, and Cuben floor. On one weekend trip I used polycro for floor he ripped it up, and had a small rip in the screen floor. No pro...

In GEAR » Hexamid and dogs
April 08, 4:39pm


In GEAR » Exped Hyperlite and Winterlite first impressions
April 07, 11:28am

New synmat here
Just got mine plan to use it tomorrow night for 1 niter...Thanks for putting up the review and pics last week John, very helpful...

In GEAR » Exped Hyperlite and Winterlite first impressions
April 07, 11:27am

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Gossamer Gear Gorilla
The Gorilla last year replaced a ULA Conduit( older model) which I liked. I really like the fit,the hipbelt, the mesh pockets, and the frameless or w/stay's option. So far have used it on 1-2-3 ni...

In Backpacks - Frameless
February 03, 4:01pm